Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Baseball has gotten off to a cold start, but at least so far the games have gotten played. Last night a Varsity game at St. Marys with league rival, Van Wert(although not counted in league standings, those start in about 10 days)...I did the bases again, and watched as the home standing Roughriders put 8 across the plate in the bottom of the 5th, and held on for a 11-8 win. Temperatures hovered around 40 as the 2 1/2 game ran rather long. Tonight, no warm up, in fact, some snow showers in the area, as I head north to work another game...in fact it appears that, despite the cold conditions, most, if not all games will be played this week. A rare occurrence indeed for the first week of the season, especially when it begins in March.
The Major League Baseball season begins tomorrow...
For many years the Cincinnati Reds did the traditional opener for MLB...but since ESPN got their fingers in the pie, MLB has prostituted the opening day ceremony. Sure the Reds still get to open at home, but no longer are they the first and only team to get an early start, and it's not even on Monday anymore. One more thing professional sports has flushed down the crapper. So tomorrow the Reds open against their division rivals, the Milwaukee Brewers at the Great American Ballpark at 2:10pm. Glad the season is kicking off...now if the weather would just cooperate.
That's about it in my world....things are moving slowly but steady....come on 70 degree weather, I'm ready to get the Hell out of the house for more than just baseball....cigars and a few good beers in the sunshine do wonders for one's mental and physical outlook.